Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 167-170

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201765010167
Published online 2017-02-28

The Catalogue of Ichneumon Wasps of Slovakia (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) Part I: a Checklist of the Subfamily Cryptinae with 32 New Records

Michal Rindoš1, Jozef Lukáš2, Vladimír Zeman3, Milada Holecová4

1Institute of Entomology CAS, Biology Centre, Branišovská 31, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic
2Department of Ecology, Comenius University Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
3Tomáškova 421, 500 04 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
4Department of Zoology, Comenius University Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

The subfamily Cryptinae Kirby, 1837 is considered the largest group in the Ichneumonidae with more than 400 described genera including around 4500 species. The subfamily has a worldwide distribution and its members play a key role in the biological control as parasitoids of many important pests. The study provides a new and updated overview of the Slovakian ichneumonid fauna after 28 years. So far over 750 species of Ichneumonidae have been reported from Slovakia, including around 150 species in the subfamily Cryptinae. Our study presents a complete checklist of Cryptinae and adds 32 species to the Slovakian fauna.

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